I welcome the overall strong results for Shire swimming spots in the State of the Beaches 2017-18 report released last weekend.
7 out of 8 Cronulla ocean beaches (Greenhills, Wanda, Elouera, North Cronulla, Cronulla, Shelly Beach and Oak Park) “had excellent water quality and were suitable for swimming almost all of the time”.
Of the other monitored Shire spots, Boat Harbour, Silver Beach, Gunnamatta Bay baths, Lilli Pilli baths, Horderns Beach, Jibbon Beach and Como baths were all “good” and only Gymea Bay baths were “poor”.
Among NSW government measures to improve reliability of the sewerage system, the Cronulla Wastewater Treatment Plant had a $46 million upgrade completed in 2014, the Woolooware Bay pumping station had a $4.5 million upgrade complete in 2016 and $3 million has been invested in new valves and controllers at Kurnell.
Details, including on other work being done to improve water quality locally, at https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/-/media/OEH/Corporate-Site/Documents/Water/Beaches/state-of-beaches-2017-2018-sydney-180382.pdf